Dangerous Android malware can steal login data from 40 retail, banking, social media apps

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A Trojan virus that poses as an Adobe Flash Player update is targeting Android smartphone users. The malware can obtain login credentials from at least 40 different retail, social media and banking apps. The deceptive software is the latest version of Marcher Android malware, which appeared earlier this year as…


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Cyber criminals are targeting users in Thailand who run copied versions of Windows

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Microsoft is warning users in Thailand about the dangers of using copied versions of Windows and other software. The tech giant says cyber criminals are exploiting non genuine versions of software to spread malware. Users running pirated versions of Windows are leaving themselves wide open to a multitude of security…


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Scarier than needles: Expert talks medical device hacking

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Dr. Christian Dameff and Dr. Jeff Tully, graduates of the UA College of Medicine in Phoenix, recently hosted a summit on the threat of computer hacking aimed at hospitals and medical devices. With modern medicine relying so much on technology like insulin pumps, pacemakers and electronic medical records, an instance…


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Router hack risk ‘not limited to Virgin Media’

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A weakness that left thousands of Virgin Media routers vulnerable to attack also affects devices by other providers, security experts suggest. Virgin Media’s Super Hub 2 was criticised for using short default passwords that could easily be cracked by attackers. But experts raised concerns that older routers provided by BT,…


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Wikileaks dumps info on ‘Brutal Kangeroo’, the CIA’s malware toolkit for hacking ‘air-gapped’ networks

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CIA’s Brutal Kangeroo malware suite likened to Stuxnet Wikileaks has revealed yet more information about the CIA’s trove of malware tools, this time revealing how it takes on ‘air gapped’ networks – computers and networks not attached to the internet for security reasons. “Brutal Kangaroo is a tool suite for…


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Skype accounts getting hacked – Are your gadgets safe?

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Internet outages are more than just a modest inconvenience nowadays. So much critical business is conducted online that whenever it’s inaccessible it can be catastrophic. That’s why many people were panicked after Monday’s nationwide outages were reported. Now, users are reporting outages with a popular video chat service. Are hackers…


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Apple’s head of global security says more leaks are coming out of Apple headquarters than its Asian factories lately

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Apple is famous for having a very secretive culture, implemented and championed by late CEO Steve Jobs. Secrecy is so important at Apple that some employees have attended an hour-long presentation given by ex-NSA investigators about how internal Apple information gets out into the world, according to the Outline’s William…


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NZ ICT Company Finds Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Browsers

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A Wellington-based ICT security company, Security-Assessment.com, has uncovered vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer browsers which can allow attackers to obtain sensitive information and potentially run malicious code on victim machines.A Wellington-based ICT security company, Security-Assessment.com, has uncovered vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer browsers which…


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“Cyber Sabotage” Could Be the Next Big Crime Wave

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A new report by security researchers is sending chills down the spines of power industry executives. While investigating a power outage in Ukraine from last December, they found a new type of malware that appears to have been custom-made for infecting electric utilities. The malware, called CrashOverride, is fairly significant…


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THE SCARILY COMMON SCREW-UP THAT EXPOSED 198 MILLION VOTER RECORDS

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A NUMBER OF voter-data exposures have cropped up this year, in locations as disparate as Mexico, the Philippines, and the state of Georgia. But the one that dwarfs them all came to light on Monday: a publicly accessible database containing personal information for 198 million US voters—possibly every American voter…


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How Hollywood Got Hacked: Studio at Center of Netflix Leak Breaks Silence

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Larson Studios president Rick Larson and his wife and business partner, Jill Larson, didn’t recognize the number that sent them these two short text messages via their personal cell phones two days before Christmas last year, so they simply ignored them. “We didn’t really think much of them,” said Jill…


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Hidden Cobra hackers target U.S. with DeltaCharlie malware

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A new alert from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team warns that the North Korean hacking team Hidden Cobra is targeting U.S. media, aerospace, financial and critical infrastructure sectors with botnet-related malware. The US-CERT warning comes from the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI, and it describes Hidden…


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It’s Possible (and Fairly Easy) to Hack a PC With a Vape Pen

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E-cigarette smokers consider yourself warned: that vape pen you love to puff on could expose your computer to malware. According to a report from Sky News, security researcher Ross Bevington recently demonstrated how to hack a PC with a vape pen during a presentation at BSides London. Bevington showed how…


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MALWARE CAUSES LONGEST CYBERSECURITY INCIDENTS FOR EU TELECOMS, AGENCY REPORTS

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Malware attacks for the first time created the longest lasting cybersecurity incidents “in duration and hours lost” in the telecom sector in 2016, according to the European Union cybersecurity agency’s Annual Incidents Report. The 2017 report by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) was released June…


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‘I Want To Expose Google’s Mistakes’: The Russian Hacker Blamed For A Big Android Fraud Problem

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Google’s proud of its track record in protecting more than one billion Android phones and tablets from malevolent hackers. But in the last 12 months, it’s been dealt a few blows, including the biggest ad fraud to ever hit its mobile operating system and the most significant single theft of…


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Smart Fridges, Ovens Make For Easy Hacking Targets

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There was a massive 54% increase in the number of records stolen by cyber criminals across the globe in 2016, and the expanding adoption of connected devices is increasing the danger of hacking, Wipro Ltd said in its State of Cybersecurity Report. The report found that the emergence of smart…


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Lessons for business from US cyber security strategy

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This month has seen two important events for global cyber security – the updating of the United States government’s cyber security strategy and a detailed briefing on cyber threats from the US intelligence services. The executive order signed by Donald Trump gives individual heads of government agencies the final responsibility…


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3 ways hackers hide malware on Facebook

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Hackers are smart and clever. They’re always one step ahead of their victims, like you. Just when it’s becoming second nature for you to think twice about opening a link in an email, hackers have a new way to trick you. The problem is, it’s so easy to get fooled….


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30 Laws in 30 Days: New tool to hold telemarketers, hackers accountable

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As scammers and hackers target Hoosiers and their pocketbooks, legislators are aiming for a cure. House Enrolled Act 1444 works to strengthen the law when it comes to punishing telemarketing violators and hackers using ransomware. “It’s just one more tool in the toolbox to close what might have been perceived…


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DHS and FBI issue alert about North Korean ‘Hidden Cobra’ hackers

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Watch out for attacks by Hidden Cobra, aka North Korean government hackers, the DHS and the FBI warned in a joint technical alert. The US government didn’t tiptoe around the issue, instead pointing the finger of blame at North Korea for a series of cyberattacks dating back to 2009. Who…


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